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Court Order Paternity or Legitimation

Court Order Paternity

To amend a birth certificate, the parent(s) must supply the following:
  1. 1. A certified court order provided by the court.

  2. 2. An application for a New Birth Certificate.

  3. 3. Payment / fees.

  4. 4. Proper identification.

Legitimation

If a biological mother and a biological father were not married at the time of their child’s birth but marry after the birth, they may file a legitimation. Legitimations amend a child’s birth certificate as if the biological parents were married at the time of the child’s birth. To file for legitimation, the married parents must supply the following:
  1. 1. A certified Marriage Certificate. (Our office will keep this certificate.)

  2. 2. A signed Voluntary Declaration of Paternity. (This is signed in our office.)

  3. 3. An application for a New Birth Certificate.

  4. 4. Payment / fees.

  5. 5. Proper identification.
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